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Businesses large or small have similar challenges, albeit in varying degrees, regarding productivity, communication, security, and budget limitations. Utilising the business productivity solutions available in Microsoft 365 in your day-to-day operations can address these challenges and more. That is because Microsoft 365 provides businesses with powerful tools and cost-effective and innovative services.

Microsoft 365 is a bundle of services that combines the power of productivity tools from Office 365, the familiarity of using a Windows 10 operating system, and the security of Enterprise Mobility + Security, all in a cloud-based platform. It is the leading office productivity suite that empowers a productive and secure hybrid workplace.  


 

Microsoft 365 is the leader in office productivity

It is the top cloud-based business productivity platform worldwide, providing organisations access to these suites of tools and services at a cost-effective, per user per month fee:  

Microsoft SharePoint

Content Management and Collaboration

Microsoft Teams

Teamwork Hub

Microsoft Exchange

Mailbox and Calendar

Azure Active Directory

Identity and Access Management

Yammer

Enterprise Social Networking

Stream

Video Streaming

Power Apps

Workflow and Process Automation

Power Automate

Workflow and Process Automation

Power BI

Self-Service Analytics and Dashboards

Microsoft 365’s tools and services enable organisations with:

Enterprise-class email, calendar, document management, and file storage in a single platform.

Access files on the go, on any device. Chat, call, meet online, and collaborate from anywhere.

Secure your corporate data with built-in data loss prevention, multi-factor authentication, e-Discovery, and more.

Access value-added apps to automate business processes, enable self-service analytics, and more.

Which Microsoft 365 subscription is right for you?

With various Microsoft 365 subscriptions to choose from, it can be challenging to determine which is right for your business from a productivity, communication, and security perspective. To help you with your decision making, we have provided a quick feature and price comparison of the more popular Microsoft 365 SKUs purchased by clients of Professional Advantage. Download the relevant resource for you based on your number of users below.

Prices are subject to change without notice, so please contact us to confirm pricing or if you need further guidance.

Migrating to Microsoft 365 for the first time?

We have collated our advice for seamless migration into a helpful eBook, within which you will learn:

  • Mistakes you need to avoid on your first Microsoft 365 migration.
  • Key things you need to prepare to avoid disruptions to your migration process.
  • Best practices for a successful migration.
  • Tips on how you can make your migration journey a seamless experience for your users.

 

Run your business in the cloud

Whether this is your first time migrating to Microsoft 365, or you want to mature your cloud adoption, we can help in these areas:

Mailbox and File Migrations

Modernise to a business-class email platform and migrate your on-premises file shares to the cloud. Get started with your Microsoft 365 cloud migration with this 10-day analyse and design workshop.

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Communications, Intranets, and Portals

Streamline company-wide communications, empower real-time collaboration, and manage and store documents in a single place with a platform that unifies them all: Microsoft SharePoint Online.

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Teams Architecture and Governance Strategy

Prevent the sprawling channels that are difficult to navigate in Microsoft Teams. We can help create an optimised Teams architecture and governance strategy so you can harness the power of Microsoft Teams.

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Process Automation

Automate repetitive tasks and build apps tailored to your specific needs using the power of the no-code/low-code application development platform, Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate.

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Identity, Device, and Data Security

Prevent security breaches from happening to your business. Let our Microsoft 365 security professionals help with reviewing your current security posture and improving your Office 365 Secure Score.

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Business Intelligence

Solve your reporting, analytics, and dashboarding challenges with Power BI, a self-service business intelligence tool. Our consulting and training services help you improve your Power BI adoption.

Learn more

You can do so much more with Microsoft 365

Migrating to Microsoft 365 is just the beginning of your digital transformation journey. Did you know that you can do so much more with Microsoft 365? Further harness its power by integrating Viva or leveraging the existing services that will help you secure your remote workplace and modernise the way you manage your devices.

Microsoft Viva

Bring together content, knowledge, communications, and insights in one place and help your people work in the best way they can with Microsoft Viva, the first employee experience platform.

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Secure Remote Work

Enable your people to work from anywhere, securely. Learn how you can enable simplified identity and access management, threat protection, and cloud security in our complimentary workshop.

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Modern Device Management

Automate how you provision, deploy, and secure devices to your users with Windows Autopilot and Intune. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how you can modernise your device management.

Watch on-demand
Cloud Platform Optimisation

Get more value from Microsoft 365 with our Modern MSP, which includes periodic Microsoft 365 usage and trends reporting, user training activities, adoption programs, and Security and Compliance Score, etc.

Learn more

Transition to the Cloud with a trusted Microsoft Gold Partner

Professional Advantage is passionate about digital transformations; they help our clients save on costs, boost productivity, and secure their hybrid workplaces. Our passion for helping our clients transition to the Microsoft 365 cloud platform is evident in some of these achievements:

+82

Consistently high net promoter score.

9.7

Years average client retention.

We are proud to work with several of the best Microsoft 365 consultants and experts in the industry who serve our clients in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. They are the reason that we consistently achieve a net promoter score of +82, have an average client retention of 9.7 years, and are trusted by some of the most recognisable Australian brands: 

Ready for Microsoft 365?

Complete the form below, or contact us on 1800 126 499 to speak to one of our experts today.

Microsoft 365 for
Not-for-Profit.

Microsoft and Professional Advantage are committed to helping not-for-profits accelerate their social impact by providing free access to tools and discounted services. Eligible not-for-profits can access up to 10 free seats of Microsoft 365 through Microsoft’s NFP grant and can benefit from discounted consulting fees from Professional Advantage. Discover how you can take advantage of the cost savings and how your not-for-profit organisation can qualify for Microsoft’s NFP grant by clicking below.

FAQ

Here are the top frequently asked questions about Microsoft 365. View the full list here.

Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based productivity applications such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, OneNote, etc.

Microsoft 365, however, is a combination of services that blends together Office 365, Windows 10 OS, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Watch this short infocast from our Modern Workplace Specialist Andrew MacKenzie explaining the difference between the two Microsoft products.

The biggest difference lies in the availability of desktop applications and security features.

Microsoft 365 Business Basic offers Teams, Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint but it only offers web- and mobile-based versions of the most widely used productivity apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This SKU is the cheapest but users will find it challenging to keep their productivity up without access to the full functionality of the desktop version of the Office productivity apps.  

Microsoft 365 Business Standard is a more robust plan for organisations looking to transform their office productivity, business processes, communications, collaboration, and more. It provides users access to everything that's included in Business Basic plus desktop Office apps, including Yammer, 1 TB OneDrive storage, and limited use rights to Power Apps and Power Automate. Its mid-level price make it ideal for most organisations to pick this option. 

Microsoft 365 Business Premium includes everything you can find in Business Standard plus the premium security features such as Azure AD Premium, Advanced Threat Protection, Azure Information Protection, and Intune. If your organisation has remote workers or BYOD workstyles, Business Premium is highly recommended for you. It might be the most expensive of the three SKUs but it certainly keeps your business well protected against unseen risks while keeping your people productive. 

Watch the video below for a quick snapshot of the inclusions in Business Premium. 

Available on your Microsoft 365 Business or Enterprise subscription are several useful productivity apps that can help make work a lot easier for you. Apart from the popular and often-used Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, there are a few more that you need to be aware of.

  • SharePoint for content management, company-wide collaboration and workflow automation.
  • Teams for chat, conference calls, online meetings, or real-time collaboration.
  • Power Apps and Power Automate for business process automation.
  • Power BI for data visualisation and analytics.
  • OneDrive for Business for secure file storage and sharing in the cloud.
  • Yammer for company-wide informal communications.
  • Planner for assigning and monitoring tasks. 
  • Stream for storing and playing your corporate videos.
  • Forms for online surveys and polls.

If you’re an existing PA client, we can help you discover these apps through our scheduled quarterly consulting visits or simply call us at 1800 126 499 to speak to a consultant.

Yes, there is. Not-for-profit organisations can benefit from lower Microsoft 365 subscription fees. Eligible NFPs can also take advantage of Microsoft 365 Business Premium software grant for up to 10 licenses, and discounted additional per user license. 

If this is your first time to take advantage of Microsoft's not-for-profit offers, we recommend visiting these sites: 

  1. Check your eligibility here
  2. Register here to gain access to the benefits. 
  3. Learn more about our Microsoft 365 not-for-profit consulting services and how we can help here

Contact us at 1800 126 499or email us at enquiries@pa.com.au for more information. 

Yes, you can still purchase Windows OS, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite a la carte. You can purchase them through a Microsoft Tier 1 CSP CSP such as Professional Advantage.

However, it is more cost-effective to purchase Microsoft 365 Business or Enterprise SKUs as it already bundles several apps and solutions that would otherwise be more expensive when bought separately.

To determine the more appropriate licensing structure for you, please call 1800 126 499or email us at enquiries@pa.com.au. We will be happy to help you make sense of your Microsoft 365 licensing needs.

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